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The New Zealand Evangelist

Poetry — Sow By All Waters.


Sow By All Waters.

Sow by all waters, ye who bear the seed
Of holiness and truth, undying stores;
Sow where the cataract of passion pours,
Bending the heart beneath it like a reed!
—When the young gladsome spirit, in its speed,
Like a clear rivulet, chimes and pours along,
Sow there the truth, those times of light and song
Will pass; and sheltering branches it will need!
Sow, by all waters, holy thoughts and true;
These are the gems that shall in coming time
Bring forth a beautiful and golden prime,
In the heart's winter the soul's spring renew;
Shed fragrance o'er life's current as it flows
And make the desert blossom as a rose!

M. A. Brown.